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Re: What size boat to learn to sail solo?
Its a masthead sloop. You'll be operating two sails a time.
You should get a book, man. Sit down and read about the basics. Learn what a sloop is, as opposed to a cutter, ketch, yawl, schooner, etc. Learn about different hull configurations, keel types, rudder types. Learn about ballast ratio, points of sail, boat terminology. Then take a basic keelboat course. THEN go shopping.
But if you can snap up a S&S 34 in good shape, great. Wonderful boat. Was a record setting world cruiser in its day.
"Freedom is the increased knowledge of what you can do without." —Thoreau
Last edited by amwbox; 12-08-2016 at 11:36 AM.